Derek Jeter dumps longtime Marlins executive Michael Hill


MIAMI — Miami Marlins government Michael Hill’s 19-season tenure with the franchise has ended.

Hill was president of baseball operations for the previous six years and offered continuity after a 2017 change in possession, however his contract expired and he is not going to be again subsequent season, CEO Derek Jeter stated Sunday.

“I needed to strategy this as a brand new negotiation,” Jeter stated. “We had conversations over the past week or so, and I simply felt it could be finest for the group at this specific time to maneuver on with out Mike.”

Candidates to switch Hill may embody Marlins vice chairman Gary Denbo.

“We’ve a number of good baseball minds in our group, and there are good baseball minds across the sport,” Jeter stated. “We’re going to sit down down and see what sort of individual we want on this function.”

Hill joined the Marlins’ entrance workplace in 2002, and the subsequent 12 months they gained the World Sequence. However this 12 months’s 31-29 end was their first above .500 since 2009, and so they made the playoffs for the primary time in 17 years.

Hill helped steer the Marlins via a coronavirus outbreak that almost derailed their season. The Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs within the wild-card spherical of the playoffs earlier than being eradicated by Atlanta and exceeded all outdoors expectations with a younger, patchwork roster one 12 months after shedding 105 video games.

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Derek Jeter is parting methods with longtime Marlins government Michael Hill.AP
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“It was an excellent step for us as a corporation to see among the progress we now have made over the past three years,” Jeter stated.

Hill was basic supervisor for six seasons earlier than changing into president of baseball operations, and he retained that title at the same time as Jeter overhauled the organizational construction.

“The roles and the duties have modified since we’ve gotten right here,” Jeter stated. “I feel we’ve performed a fairly good job of constructing every division of baseball operations.”

Hill had a hand within the document $325 million, 13-year contract Giancarlo Stanton signed with the Marlins in 2014. He later was concerned in buying and selling Stanton and All-Stars Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, Dee Gordon and J.T. Realmuto because the Marlins rebuilt from the farm system up below Jeter.

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